Today's News: Our Take - The Complete Pilot Report: The CW Has a Vampire Diaries Spin-Off and Tomorrow People
The fall TV season is taking shape. Networks have ordered dozens of new pilots starring familiar faces like Lost's Josh Holloway, Andy Samberg, The Office's Ellie Kemper and Malin Akerman (Watchmen), and from proven producers like J.J. Abrams, Arrow's Greg Berlanti, David Shore (House) and Joss Whedon.
To keep track of who's doing what, read our complete list of all the series projects in contention - there are nearly 100! - and check back for updates on their status. Here are The CW's pilots: (Click here for ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC.)
A car accident leaves a family's patriarch in a coma-like state where he cannot speak or move, but can hear. His narration and various fantasy sequences provide a wry counterpoint to the stories and conflicts of his family. Awkward's Vera Herbert will write and serve as a supervising producer, while Smash's David Marshall Grant will executive-produce with Elementary producers Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly.
Nearly a century after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, a spaceship sends 100 juvenile delinquents back to Earth to investigate the possibility of re-colonizing. Based on the forthcoming Kass Morgan book of the same name, Jason Rothenberg will write and executive-produce with Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo.
An upcoming Vampire Diaries episode will act as a backdoor pilot for a spin-off about the show's Original Family. Klaus (Joseph Morgan) returns to New Orleans -- a town he helped build centuries ago -- to reunite with his diabolical former protégé Marcel (Charles Michael Davis). Diaries executive producer Julie Plec will write and executive-produce, alongside Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo. Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt, Phoebe Tonkin, Daniella Pineda, Leah Pipes and Danielle Campbell will also star.
An epic romance ignites between a human girl (Aimee Teegarden) and an alien boy when he and eight others of his kind start attending high school in the suburbs. The Good Wife's Meredith Averill will write and executive-produce with Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol producer Josh Appelbaum.
Watch as a 15-year-old Mary Queen of Scots (Adelaide Kane) arrives in France, betrothed to Prince Frances. She must survive fierce foes, dark forces and a world of sexual intrigue. Outlaw's Stephanie Sengupta and CSI: Miami's Laurie McCarthy will write and executive-produce.
Originally set up at the network last pilot season, this Hunger Games-meets-The Bachelor drama follows a working-class young woman chosen by lottery to participate in a competition with 25 other women to become the nation's next queen. Based on Kiera Cass' book of the same name, Selection will be written and executive-produced by The Vampire Diaries'Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain.
The Tomorrow People
Based on the U.K. series of the same name, it's the story of several young people from around the world who represent the next stage in human evolution, possessing special powers like teleportation and telepathy. They work together to defeat the forces of evil. Chuck's Phil Klemmer will write and executive-produce with The Vampire Diaries' Julie Plec and Arrow's Greg Berlanti.
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